• "Brilliant... These 12 stories are among the most devastating you will read this year"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "This woman is a profound writer"

    Richard Ford
  • "An astonishing writer, with an imaginative empathy that seems to know no bounds"

    Time Out
  • "These are powerful, intimate and angry stories. Kennedy writes with flaying precision about the things we won't often admit to ourselves, let alone speak aloud"

    Daily Mail
  • "The clarity, wit and descriptive intensity of (Kennedy's) style are uplifting and the collection ends on a note of fragile hope... A writer in her thirties, who is becoming one of Britain's best"

    The Times